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Music & science brought together to develop music programme for children with Down Syndrome

21st March 2019
The power of music to aid in the development of children with Down Syndrome is being studied in a remarkable research project at University College Cork (UCC). The study brings music together with the... [read more]
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The Asthma Society searches for “Asthma Youth Champions” – does your child have what it takes to champion asthma?

11th March 2019
The Asthma Society of Ireland is calling on primary and post primary schools in Ireland to get involved in in their new “Asthma Youth Champions” programme. A panel of four young asthma ambassadors... [read more]
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Is Mise: Anew and original Irish language pre-school series

8th March 2019
This new and original Irish language live action pre-school series produced by Meangadh Fíbín for TG4 was officially launched today Thursday 7th March in Galway’s Pálás... [read more]
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Celebrate Poetry in Schools on Poetry Day Ireland, May 2nd, 2019

5th March 2019
Poetry Day Ireland is a major one-day festival of Irish poetry, presented by Poetry Ireland in partnership with poetry-lovers the length and breadth of the country. In 2019 Poetry Day Ireland will take... [read more]
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Irish Water Safety’s PAWS resource for primary schools

4th March 2019
Irish Water Safety has created a fantastic free educational resource for primary schools called PAWS (Primary Aquatics Water Safety). It’s great news for parents because it outlines life-saving guidelines... [read more]
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Don’t miss KIDSFEST 2019 on Sunday April 7th

28th February 2019
A great day out for parents and families passionate about learning, creating ideas & using your imagination! Meet a wide range of consumer and life style companies who will provide information on... [read more]
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Lough Key Forest & Activity Park named as winners at the recent Irish Tourism Industry Awards

27th February 2019
Lough Key Forest & Activity Park is delighted to have been named as winners at the recent Irish Tourism Industry Awards – as ‘Best Irelands Hidden Heartlands tourism experience’ for... [read more]
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Congratulations to the winners of our Space Week 2018 Telescope Competition!

27th February 2019
Each of the three schools will receive a Ktec telescope signed by NASA astronaut, and CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory Patron, Dan Tani. The winners were St. Stephen’s De La Salle... [read more]
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Baby European Bison Born at Fota

21st February 2019
Fota Wildlife Park today announced the birth of a female baby European bison, (Bison bonasus), who was born on the 4th January to mother Erika and father Hyssop. 17-year-old Erika is one of the founding... [read more]
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Tusla Commences Registration of School Age Childcare Services

18th February 2019
Tusla - Child and Family Agency today commences registration of school age childcare services for the first time, in a significant step forward in ensuring quality school age childcare for thousands of... [read more]
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Seahorses unbridled at Fota Wildlife Park

14th February 2019
Fota Wildlife Park today announced the arrival of 12 Pot-bellied seahorses, (Hippocampus abdominalis), to the Tropical House at the 100-acre Park. The 12 seahorses came to the iconic Co. Cork visitor attraction... [read more]
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Dolly Parton charity launches free book programme for children in Ireland

14th February 2019
Dolly Parton’s dream to get children to develop a love of books and reading early in life is coming to Ireland – as her charity teams up with local partners to announce a free book-gifting... [read more]
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Scientists uncover underlying genetic mechanism that leads to motor issues in autism spectrum disorders

13th February 2019
Researchers from Cardiff University have established a link between a genetic mutation and developmental movement impairments in autism. The study, which found that the mutation of the CYFIP1 gene leads... [read more]
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Shannon Heritage launch new education programme in partnership with Limerick Educate Together

6th February 2019
Shannon Heritage, a Shannon Group company, has launched a new innovate junior cycle project based tour at its flagship Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. This curriculum based tour has been developed in partnership... [read more]